Toll roads have a place in our region’s history. A well-known bridge over the Catawba River would cost you 25 cents to cross if you were riding a horse and a wagon of goods cost double.
Beverly Covington “BC” Robinson pictured here in the white hat, was the toll keeper on that bridge until it washed away (along with his house) in the great flood of 1916. Robinson was also a gifted inventor and writer and compiled a collection of poems of the early days in OTC. ✒️